Securing competitive funding is an important driver of the researcher endeavour and a key institutional priority. However, many research staff do not apply for external research funding. Reasons for this may include confidence to apply for funding, the time and effort required – especially for large bids – and the resilience to continue to apply in the face of relatively low success rates. Understandably, a measure of research funding success is the awarding of the grant. However, leading up to and during the development of an application, researchers will undertake and succeed at a number of different activities that are core to the researcher endeavour. For example, the formation of new collaborative research teams and/or the development of a new multi-disciplinary methodology. An institutional avenue to build funding confidence and resilience in researchers may be to develop and acknowledge these activities as additional measures of research success associated with the funding application process, and incorporate these measures into formal and informal university performance processes. As well as providing researchers with recognition and building confidence, this approach also potentially provides data on themes such as collaborative research relationships which inform and guide faculty and institutional level strategies.
|Time||11:30 - 12:45|
|Date||Wednesday 6th June, 2018|
Dr Julianne O'Reilly-Wapstra - Associate Director for Researcher Development at the University of Tasmania